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Mini-Burger Potato Bites Recipe

Mini-Burger Potato Bites Recipe

The caramelized onions and creamy sauce make these yummy bites a huge hit at parties. People say they’re even better than the mini burger appetizers that are so popular at restaurants.—Maribeth Condo, Lindenhurst, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Broil: 5 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 16 frozen waffle-cut fries
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese, quartered


  • 1. Bake waffle fries according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook onions in butter and oil over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the sugar, salt and pepper; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef and steak seasoning. Shape into 16 patties. Cook in a large skillet until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 3. For sauce, in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and water until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly.
  • 4. Top each waffle fry with a burger and cheese. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with onions and sauce. Yield: 16 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein .

Reviews for Mini-Burger Potato Bites

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JMartinelli13 249081
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"Loved the idea of serving sliders on waffle fries, but also knew that my guys would not eat the onions or sauce. I have a square hamburger press and it made forming the sliders super easy. I split the pound of meat into 4 balls, pressed them out and then sectioned each into 4 burgers. I topped ours with sliced american (each slice gave 4 squares) and some crispy bacon."

drumminmomma 183277
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"These are excellent! Loved as munchies during football Sundays by grownups and kiddos! YUM!"

stwrt6d 211090
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"i took these to a church snack/icecream supper and i got ALOT of compliments.very cute and creative snack. not alot of trouble either :-) people will think youre ingenius."

klumsee1 106909
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"This was a fair amouint of work for something that should be simple. The taste was pretty good though. A tad salty, maybe from the seasoning. I cheated when I make my hollandaise sauce: mix all sauce ingredients in a blender then immerse in a pan of hot tap water while the rest of the food cooks. Served with homemade augratin potatoes and green beans for a complete meal. Also tried using A1 sauce as a topping for the sliders and that was even better!"

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